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Name: Population Dynamics and Regulation
ID: m44882
Language: English (en)
Summary: By the end of this section, you will be able to:
  • Give examples of how the carrying capacity of a habitat may change
  • Compare and contrast density-dependent growth regulation and density-independent growth regulation, giving examples
  • Give examples of exponential and logistic growth in wild animal populations
  • Describe how natural selection and environmental adaptation leads to the evolution of particular life-history patterns
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: density-dependent growth, density-dependent regulation, density-independent growth, density-independent regulation, k-selected species, life history, population dynamics, population ecology, population model, population regulation, r-selected species
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, Cnx Biology (

Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: Aug 23, 2012 4:32 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Apr 10, 2013 3:28 pm +0000


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Version: 1.3 Apr 10, 2013 3:28 pm +0000 by Cnx Biology
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Version: 1.2 Mar 13, 2013 11:59 am +0000 by Cnx Biology
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